One hallmark of the Society is its relaxed, friendly approach to photography. Newcomers are most welcome to call in any Monday evening and join a meeting or two without obligation or cost. We will be very pleased to see you and to try and help with any photographic problem you want to raise.
On this website you will find an introduction to the club and our committee, a programme of the season’s meetings and galleries of members photographs. There are details of where we meet every Monday in Ponteland, Northumberland, (click here for a map), contact information and a list of our helpful workshops.
Ponteland Photographic Society is a member of the Northern Counties Photographic Federation (NCPF) in the North Tyne Area. Through the NCPF we are affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB). These umbrella groups help to organise activities and competitions between the clubs and internationally with the main aim being “The Advancement of Photography”.
Please take a look around our website to discover more about the society. If you require further information please contact one of the committee members shown on our About the Club page.
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This year has flown by, and once again, it was time for our last weekly meeting of this year, with Rod Smith in the Chair.
In the accompanying photograph, from the left we have Helen Bradley, Secretary; June Atkinson, Publicity; Kath Guellard, Competitions Secretary; Rod Smith, Chairman, Veronica Congleton, Programme Coordinator and Bill Norfolk, Membership. (Tony McCann is Finance.)
This meeting was well supported by members who are keen to take up the opportunities of some Summer Days Out, details of which will be distributed in due course. A visit to Rothley Lake at Wallington and to the Farnes and to Cragside are on the Agenda. On Sunday 10th June we shall be at Party in the Park and we are also invited to participate in the 750th Anniversary Celebration between our Parish Church and its Patron, Merton College, Oxford. Merton Hall and Merton Way are both named in memory of this link.
Excellent news came from our foray into Gurushots, a global network Competition of Photographers. Phil Robson introduced this and has guided members through to a splendid finish to the year. We have gained CHAMPION status!! This is Level 7 of 9 Levels! https://gurushots.com/mh
Bill Norfolk had collated our submitted images of Three of a Kind; this will be held next session.